Hickman, William Howard

Male 1844 - 1928  (83 years)

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  • Name Hickman, William Howard 
    Born 15 Oct 1844 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jun 1928 
    • Search Terms: HOUGHAM (1)
      Database: Biographies of Notable Americans, 1904
      Combined Matches: 1
      The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume V
      Hickok, Laurens Perseus

      HICKMAN, William Howard, educator, was born in Crab Orchard Spring, Ky., Oct. 15, 1844; son of John and Sarah (Pitts) Hickman; grandson of Mike Hickman, an officer in the war of 1812, stationed at Norfolk, Va., and of Elijah and Elizabeth (Green) Pitts, of Abingdon, Va., and great grandson of Peter Hickman, a Revolutionary soldier who immigrated from Germany to America about the middle of the eighteenth century and entered a large tract of land in Sullivan county, Tenn., on the Virginia line near Blountville. His parents removed to Lincoln county, Ky., where they both died when William Howard was very young. He was taken by an older brother to Crawfordville, Ind., where he was brought up. He was a soldier in the 10th and 39th Indiana volunteers, 1861-64, and served in the Army of the Cumberland and with Kilpatrick in the march to the sea. He was captured and confined in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., when the war closed. He then studied medicine, but decided to become a Methodist minister and entered Indiana Asbury university, Greencastle, where he paid his way through the course by teaching, and was graduated A.B. 1873, A.M. 1876. He joined the Northwest Indiana conference of the M.E. church in 1873, studied at the Garrett Biblical institute and at the School of Oratory, Boston, Mass., and filled many of the leading pulpits of his conference, 1873-86. He was presiding elder of the Crawfordville district, 1886-89; president of Clark university, Atlanta, Ga., 1889-93; pastor of the First M.E. church, Terre Haute, Ind., 1893-96, when he was elected chancellor of De Pauw university to succeed Bishop Thomas Bowman, retired. He was elected a member of the board of managers of the Southern Education society; was a delegate to the general conference in 1888, alternate in 1892 and again a member in 1896. He was married in 1875 to Eliza, the only daughter of Professor Hougham, of Perdue university. He received the honorary degree of LL.D. from De Pauw university in 1889.
    Person ID I2949  Hougham
    Last Modified 1 Sep 1999 

    Family Hougham, Elizabeth Eliza
              b. 30 Oct 1849, In Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Apr 1912  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 19 May 1875 
     1. Hickman, Mary Avis
              b. 1860
              d. 24 Nov 1949  (Age 89 years)
    +2. Hickman, John Samuel
              b. 1861
              d. 1946  (Age 85 years)
    +3. Hickman, Sarah Emma
              b. 30 Mar 1878
              d. 12 Dec 1961  (Age 83 years)
     4. Hickman, Howard
              b. 24 Jul 1881
              d. 29 Jul 1882  (Age 1 years)
     5. Hickman, William Raymond
              b. 11 Sep 1884
              d. 17 Feb 1955  (Age 70 years)
    Family ID F1076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart